Table of contents for week of July 9, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
Our intrepid Dan Kennedy actually read all 957 pages of Bill Clinton's much-anticipated autobiography, and survived the disorganization and verbal excess to tell the tale.
With that nasty little Federal Marriage Amendment, which has little-to-no chance of passing, Republicans are seeking to whip their conservative anti-gay-marriage base into a frenzy and out to the polls this November. But, says Kristen Lombardi, it may well backfire.
In the three enemy-combatant cases the Supreme Court ruled on last week, the concept of judicial review was asserted with vigor, but individual liberties received lackluster support. Contrary to media hosannas, Harvey A. Silverglate reports, it wasn't a great day for freedom.
Adam Reilly offers summertime musings on the legislature's bid to put Kerry's possible successor to a vote, cutting lawmakers a break during the DNC, contracting out public-school cafeteria work, and Menino's chances of attaining higher office.
Tamara Wieder finds that, despite the controversial events of his young term, Somerville mayor Joseph Curtatone is happier than ever to be mayor of the city in which he was born and raised.
In "Out There," Are you there, God? It's me, Chris.
In "Urban Buy," Genevieve Rajewski screams for (unique) ice cream.
In the Phoenix editorial, we show why John Edwards makes sense.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
MORE THAN MOORE
No GOP takers
Follow the money-makers
Dear Mr. President: Please do something
In Galleries and Museums, Chariots of fire
'Games for the Gods' at the MFA; the '6th Annual Lantern Festival' at Forest Hills Cemetery
In Classical, Concord and discord
Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays American
In Theater, Garden Bard
Much Ado, Merchant, and Troilus
In State of the Art, Pumping Kerry
George Butler's photographs at Gallery Kayafas
Plan your week:
Matt Ashare on the new New Year CD, a solo Chris Brokaw, and how the Dresden Dolls have reworked their summer plans.
Carly Carioli kneels before the Judas Priest box set Metalogy.
Just in time for Ozzfest, Matt Ashare reviews the new Black Sabbath box.
Sean Richardson explains what Dave Lombardo's return means for Slayer.
Ted Drozdowski welcomes Robert Smith's forceful return to the Cure.
Jeffrey Gantz on Zander, Chailly, Bychkov, Tilson Thomas, Levine, Nézet-Séguin, Barbirolli; plus, the Kaplan Foundation go in search of that old-time Mahler.
Live reviews of: Eric Clapton, Bourbon Princess and Andy Bey
Also, short reviews of:
THE LONG ROAD
Division of Laura Lee
DAS NOT COMPUTE
Otto Klemperer Covent Garden Orchestra and Chorus
Gary U.S. Bonds
BACK IN 20
HOWLING . . . IT GROWS AND GROWS
23rd STREET LULLABY
...and Roadtripping: Otep brings their politically-charged metal to Ozzfest, plus Phil Kline at Mass MoCA
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Steve Vineberg looks back on the life and work of
Peter Keough finds New Wavering at the Boston French Film Festival.
Gerald Peary talks with the director of Father and Son at Cannes 2003.
Steve Vineberg watches Orson Welles at the Brattle.
Also, short reviews of:
FATHER AND SON
I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD
Carolyn Clay reviews As You Like It and Lettice and Lovage at Shakespeare & Company.
William Corbett on Dale Peck's Hatchet Jobs.
Liza Weisstuch says Julian Barnes takes full measure.
HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 11 8:00 (2) Evening at Pops: Keith Lockhart 10th Anniversary Special. This 35th-season kickoff Evening at Pops is being promoted as 'a rare opportunity to meet the man behind the baton.' We've met Keith so many times we think he's our uncle.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: UpStairs on the Square (Soirée Room)
On the cheap: Antonio’s Cucina Italiana
Noshing and Sipping: Hershey’s Caramel Kisses
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue